A- Z of University Policies

A policy can be defined as a statement of intent, or a position on a particular matter, that may be used to guide decisions. A policy can either stand on its own or may need to be implemented through separate procedures, protocols or guidelines. 

While the A - Z list below is not intended to be exhaustive it does list the majority of the University's significant current policies.

Those policies indicated as 'Staff Only' will require users to confirm their status as current University staff members prior to permitting viewing rights to the relevant policy.   

Caveat: Policies & Related Documentation - Please Note

The policies listed below in the A-Z are not all stand alone documents and are generally not intended to be understood or read in isolation. In many cases they are related to, and rely upon, other procedures, forms and guides for their effective implementation. When using this web page to access a University policy users should also contact the 'Document Owner' to obtain guidance on a particular policy's suite of related documentation.

Examples of some HR policies, in context with their related documentation, can be found on the HR's Policy Toolkits webpage.  

Search policies by using one or both filters below:

Title Policy Owner Approval Date
Academic Integrity & Plagiarism Policy Office of Vice President Academic Affairs
Academic Titles Policy Human Resources
Accelerated Progression Policy Human Resources
Additional Leave Policy for Admin, Technical & Support Staff Human Resources
Adjunct Faculty Policy Human Resources
Admissions Appeals Policy Registry
Adoption Leave Policy Human Resources
Agresso User Access Management Policy (Staff Only) Finance Office
Allocation of On-Campus Accommodation for Students with Disabilities Disability Office
Annual Leave Policy Human Resources
Anti Fraud Policy OCOO
Appointment Policy Human Resources
Art Collection Policy President's Office
Assessment & Feedback in Teaching & Learning Policy Office of Vice President Academic Affairs
Assessment and Examination Accommodations for Learners with Disabilities - Policy & Practice Disability Office
Asset Management Policy ISS
Assistive Technology and Alternative Format Policy Disability Office
Business Credit Card Policy Finance Office
Child Protection Policy OCOO
Children in Library Policy Library
Code of Good Research Practice Research and Innovation Support
Code of Practice for Employment of People with Disabilities Human Resources
Code of Practice on Authorship Research and Innovation Support
Communications with Student's Parents and/or Guardians policy Disability Office
Compassionate Leave Policy Human Resources
Confidentiality & Disclosure Policy - SS&D Student Support
Conflict of Interest Policy OCOO
Connecting Electrical Equipment Policy Health & Safety Office
Consultancy Policy (Staff Only) Research and Innovation Support
Covid19 Return to Working on Campus Policy Human Resources
Data Classification Policy ISS
Data Privacy Policy OCOO
Data Retention Policy OCOO
DCU Educational Support Services DAC - Board Members Code of Conduct OCOO
DCU Educational Support Services Group Procurement Policy Finance Office
DCU Statute: # 1 Selection & Appointment Procedures OCOO
DCU Statute: # 2 Staff Appointment Procedures OCOO
DCU Statute: # 4 Dispute Resolution Procedures OCOO
DCU Statute: # 5 Suspension & Dismissal of Employees (Staff Only) OCOO
DCU Statute: # 6 Academic Council OCOO
Death of a staff member - Protocol Human Resources
Death of a student - Protocol Student Support
Digital Access Control Policy ISS
Digital Systems and Cloud Services Policy ISS
Disability & Learning Support Service - Code of Practice for Students Disability Office
Elections to Dial Eireann - Staff Policy Human Resources
Emeritus Staff Policy Human Resources
Employee Code of Conduct Human Resources
Energy Policy Estates Office
Equality & Access Policy Human Resources
Exam Leave Policy Human Resources
Extraordinary Leave Policy Human Resources
Faculty Structures Policy President's Office
Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge - Beartas Gaeilge Fiontar
Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge - Irish Language Policy Fiontar
Fire Safety Policy OCOO
Flexi Time Policy Human Resources
Force Majeure Leave Policy Human Resources
Framework Safety Statement Health & Safety Office
Garda Vetting / Police Clearance Policy for Staff Human Resources
Garda Vetting / Police Clearance Policy for Students Registry
Gifts, Hospitality, Entertainment & Sponsorship Policy Finance Office
Governing Authority Members - Code of Conduct OCOO
Harassment & Bullying Policy Human Resources
Head of School Appointment Policy Human Resources
Information & CommunicationsTechnology (ICT) Security Policy ISS
Information Technology Policy for People with Disabilities Disability Office
Inoculation (Sharps) & Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure Policy Science & Health
Intellectual Property Policy Research and Innovation Support
Internal Audit Charter Internal Audit Office
Internet Domain Naming Conventions Policy ISS
Interview Expenses Policy Human Resources
Interview Process & Conduct of Interviews Policy Human Resources
Irish Language Scheme, Scéim Teanga - DCU (English Version) OCOO
Irish Language Scheme, Scéim Teanga - DCU (Leagan Gaelige) OCOO
Job Sharing Policy Human Resources
Joint Research Supervision and Awards in Collaboration with Other Institutions Policy Graduate Studies Office
Jury Service / Court Attendance Leave Policy Human Resources
Learning & Development Policy - Staff Human Resources
Leave of Absence Policy Human Resources
Lone/Out of Hours Working Policy Health & Safety Office
Maternity Leave Policy Human Resources
Maternity Leave Policy for Research Staff Human Resources
Medical Reports Policy Human Resources
Mobile Computing Policy ISS
Network Connectivity Policy ISS
Note Taking Policy Disability Office
Notification of Outcome to Candidates Policy Human Resources
Overpayments Policy Human Resources
Overtime Policy Human Resources
Parental Leave Policy Human Resources
Parents Leave Policy Human Resources
Password Policy ISS
Paternity Leave Policy Human Resources
Periodic Programme Review Policy Office of Vice President Academic Affairs
Personnel Files Access Policy Human Resources
Policy on University Policies OCOO
Posts / Vacancy Approval Policy Human Resources
Probation Policy Human Resources
Procurement Policy - DCU Finance Office
Promotion Policy Human Resources
Promotion to Associate Professor Scheme Human Resources
Promotion to Professor & Full Professor Scheme Human Resources
Protected Disclosures Policy (Whistleblowing Policy) OCOO
Protective Clothing Policy Human Resources
Provision of Academic Tuition to Students Policy Disability Office
Quality Assurance and Enhancement Policy Quality Promotions Office
Recognition of Prior learning for Research Degrees Graduate Studies Office
Recognition of Prior Learning Policy - DCU Office of Vice President Academic Affairs
Recording of Lectures Policy - DLSS Disability Office
Records Management Policy Freedom of Information Office
Recruitment Confidentiality Policy Human Resources
Recruitment Screening Policy Human Resources
References Policy Human Resources
Relocation Expenses Policy Human Resources
Remote Access Policy ISS
Research Infrastructure Policy Research and Innovation Support
Research Misconduct Policy (Staff Only) Research and Innovation Support
Revocation of University Awards and Credits Policy Office of Vice President Academic Affairs
Risk Management Policy OCOO
Sabbatical Leave Policy Human Resources
Salary Increments Policy Human Resources
Selection Board Policy Human Resources
Selection Procedures Policy - Right to Amend Human Resources
Sexual Misconduct Policy - Students Student Support
Shorter Working Year Scheme Human Resources
Sick Leave Policy Human Resources
Signing Authority Policy & Appendix OCOO
Social Media Policy OCOO
Space Management & Allocation Policy Estates Office
Staff Gender Identity Policy Equality Office
Student Alcohol Policy Student Support
Student Charter Student Support
Student Code of Conduct and Discipline OCOO
Student Fees Protocols & Policies Finance Office
Student Fitness to Practise Policy Office of Vice President Academic Affairs
Student Fitness to Study Policy Office of Vice President Academic Affairs
Student Gender Identity and Gender Expression Policy Student Support
Student Policy on Drug Misuse Student Support
Study Leave Policy Human Resources
Supplementary Admissions Policy Disability Office
Support for Pregnant Students Policy Student Support
Sustainability Charter OCOO
Targeted Promotion to Associate Professor Grade Human Resources
Teaching Assessment Policy Human Resources
Terminal Examinations - Code of Practice Human Resources
Third Parties Contact Policy OCOO
Timetabling & Room Booking Policy (Under Review) & Parameters Summary Office of Vice President Academic Affairs
Travel, Subsistence and Other Expenses Policy Finance Office
Union Recognition & Membership Policy Human Resources
Union Representatives Policy Human Resources
Use of Animals for Scientific or Educational Purposes Policy Research and Innovation Support
Use of Computer Resources - Code of Conduct ISS
Vacancy Advertising Policy Human Resources
Vaccination Policy for Staff Health & Safety Office
Vehicular Access Policy Estates Office